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  • Sligo woman Geraldine Lynch has been named the county’s Local Hero by Sligo Retail Park for her work in championing the plight of people with invisible disabilities at Ireland West Airport, Knock.

    Geraldine, whose mission is to eliminate stigma and discrimination for those with invisible disabilities, topped the search for Sligo’s most deserving community worker.

    Sligo Retail Park’s asset manager Sigma Retail Partners launched the Local Heroes competition as part of their 2019 ‘Do Well by Doing Good’ corporate responsibility programme.

    And Geraldine was adjudged the most deserving of the award for her campaign at Ireland West Airport, Knock, to ensure accessible toilet signage highlighting that not every disability is visible.

    She has now received a prize of €1,000 from Sligo Retail Park towards her work.

  • The south Mayo village of Shrule is “damned with dereliction”, but it’s not the only village or town in the county with the problem, according to Ballinrobe based Fine Gael councillor Michael Burke.

    The councillor made the remark at this week’s monthly meeting of the Claremorris/ Swinford Municipal District where he called on government to introduce an incentive that might at least begin to address the problem.

    He said dereliction is a problem in Shrule, Kilmaine, Ballinrobe and Cong and he believes the only way it will be addressed is, if an owner occupier can purchase a derelict property and then be given a write down/ tax credit over 15 to 20 years to live in the property.

     

  • A group of Spanish students perform The Green and Red of Mayo on flight from Knock to Barcelona-Girona airport.

    The students spontaneously broke into a rendition of The Saw Doctor's song on this morning’s flight to the Spanish city.

    Ireland West Airport posted a video from the flight on their twitter account this afternoon, saying the Mayo GAA Spanish supporter's club will be busy this weekend.

  • An attempt to shake up the structure of the Audit committee on Mayo county council failed to get enough support from councillors, at this week’s monthly meeting of Mayo County Council.

    Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn had sought to make a number of changes to the make-up and operation of the committee, as he sees the present structure as outdated, costly and  lacking in gender balance.

    But the 5 member Audit Committee of Mayo County Council, the group that oversees the local authority’s finances remains as it was,  made up of 3 external members and 2 elected councillors, all five receiving the maximum remuneration for their input, despite the strain at present on the local authority’s finances.

    Councillor Flynn’s motion to change the structure was lost on a vote of 16 against changes and 14 for the proposed shake-up.

  • The control of the beef sector is in the hands of too few and needs more competition – that’s the view of Supermac’s head, Pat McDonagh.

    As reported by the Irish Independent, Galway man Pat McDonagh, whose restaurant chain buys around 30,000 tonnes of Irish meat every week, said there are too few in charge of the beef sector.

    Talks between farming organisations and the meat factories are set to resume on Monday and Mr McDonagh called on farmers to get more control of their destiny.

    Some factories have cut the price offered to €3.45 per killogramme, with farmers saying they need at least €4 to break even.

    The Supermac’s head said current beef prices are not all about Brexit or sterling weakness, but about factories’ margins.

    The continuing talks between the farming organisations and meat processors come after the Beef Plan Movement called off a two-week protest outside meat factories, including Dawn Meats Ballyhaunis.

    The Beef Plan Movement has called for a ‘fair share of the retail margin.’

  • It was another very successful weekend for Swinford Athlete Michaela Walsh, winning her 7th All-Ireland Senior Title.

    The 20-year-old moved up the ranks yet again to claim two All-Ireland Senior Titles in both Hammer and Shot putt, at The National Senior Athletics Outdoor Championships, in Dublin over the  weekend.

    Just 3 weeks ago she won quadruple gold at the under 23 athletic outdoor championships in Tullamore, winning four All-Ireland titles in Hammer, shot putt, Javelin and weight for distance.

  • Three Sligo Rovers players have been called into the Republic of Ireland Women’s Under 17 squad for a double header against Belgium.

     

    Manorhamilton’s Muireann Devaney, Swinford’s Emer O’Neill and Grange’s Sarah Kiernan have all been named in the squad that will travel to Brussels from August 8th until August 14th for the double header friendly.

     

    It is the first time that Kiernan has been called into a Republic of Ireland squad.

     

    Emer O'Neill had been named in the stand-by list, but received the news that she had been called into the squad shortly after the initial announcement.

  • Ted Webb Results Friday the 30th August

    Knockout Cup Final

    Mayo NS(1-11)v(0-8)Galway

    Knockout Shield Final

    Galway CW(2-13)v(2-10)Mayo EW

    Plate Final

    Roscommon(1-5)v(0-15)Sligo

  • Tedd Webb Academy Day 16th August results

    Group 1

    Sligo 0-10     Galway CW 1-7

    Galway Blue 2-2      Mayo EW 1-15

    Galway CW 0-9       Mayo EW 1-5

    Sligo 3-9         Galway Blue 0-5

     

    Group 2

    Mayo NS    4-7    Leitrim 0-5

    Roscommon 1-3    Galway North 0-10

    Galway North 2-5     Mayo NS  3-10

    Leitrim 0-9     Roscommon 2-10

  • Community Games: Mayo winners

    CYCLING ON GRASS

    GOLD MEDAL WINNER   U14 Boys  Ethan Doherty Westport

    BRONZE MEDAL WINNER U12 Girls  Kelsey Mulroy Westport

    BRONZE MEDAL WINNER U12 Boys  Dara Clarke Westport

    PITCH AND PUTT

    SILVER MEDAL WINNER  U16 GIRL   ELLEN MAY LONERGAN  WESTPORT

    ROUNDERS

    SILVER MEDAL WINNERS  U13 BOYS BREAFFY

    GAELIC FOOTBALL

    BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS  U12 GIRLS CONG

    FUTSAL

    BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS  U15 BOYS KILMAINE

    ATHLETICS

    SILVER MEDAL WINNER  U14 BOYS HURDLES GAVIN MURPHY CLAREMORRIS

    BRONZE MEDAL WINNER  U14 GIRL  800M GRACIE O BRIEN TURLOUGH TOWERS

    BRONZE MEDAL WINNER  BOYS BALL THROW CIAN MAY BALLINROBE

    FOURTH PLACE MEDALS  U10 BOY  100M  THOMAS GALLAGHER ATTYMASS

    FOURTH PLACE MEDALS  U14 BOY  100M   EVAN COSGROVE  KILTIMAGH

    FOURTH PLACE MEDALS  U8 GIRL  60M   AMELIA DUFFY BALLA.

  • Three men are due before Harristown court in Castlerea Prison this morning charged in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the Mayo region.

    At a special sitting of the district court in Castlebar on Sunday last, 4 men were charged in connection with the incidents, three were refused bail and a fourth was remanded on bail to appear before Castlebar District Court on November 5.

    Bail was refused by Judge Seamus Hughes in respect of three of the accused, all with Dublin addresses – Shane Byrne aged 30, Dean Maguire (27) and Daniel Lawlor aged 29.

    All three are due in court again this morning at 10.30.

    A fourth accused also with a Dublin address, Gerry Wall (19) was granted bail on strict conditions.

    The men were charged with entering the home of Mr. Joe Heneghan, Facefield, Claremorris, , on Friday last Sept 20th.  Mr. Heneghan’s home was unoccupied at the time when €1,000 cash, €500 in coins, a cheque for €500 and a Revenue cheque for €243 was stolen.

    In a subsequent search of a house, gardai seized a car that matched the description of a vehicle which had been used in previous burglaries two locations in Castlebar.

     

  • More tickets for the All Ireland senior football semi final between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park this Saturday are on sale from usual GAA sources since 10 o’clock this morning.

    Midwest Radio has received reports that Supervalu and Centra stores are selling tickets for the match after more were made available by the GAA.

    According to workers in Supervalu Ballyhaunis, there has been a massive scramble for tickets once again, as the GAA released tickets for all stands in Croke Park.

    The Ballyhaunis store has been inundated with people ringing in to reserve tickets, alongside those making the rush into the store.

  • Times, dates and referees all confirmed for Mayo and Roscommon’s games at the weekend.

    The Rossie’s will take on Dublin in Croke Park at 7pm on Saturday evening as part of a double header with cork and Tyrone.

    Barry Cassidy will referee the encounter between the Rossies and the Dubs, with Roscommon looking to recover from the Tyrone match.

    Mayo will take on Meath on Sunday at 2pm with Down referee Ciaran Brannigan confirmed as the referee for this crucial clash.

    The game will act as a curtain raiser for the Donegal Kerry game at 4pm.

    Mayo need a win if they are to go into the final round of games against Donegal with an All-Ireland semi-final spot at stake.

  • The U18 Connaught Cup Final will be played at Milebush Park tomorrow evening at 6-30.

    Ballyheane and Manulla will compete to be crowned the underage champions of the province.

    Ballyheane postponed their Elverys Sports Super League tie against Ballina town and Manulla B postponed their Castlecourt Premier League tie against Swinford at the weekend, showing the importance of the competition to both clubs.

  • Ultan Dillane has been dropped from the Irish rugby squad ahead of their World Cup warm up game against Italy in the Aviva on Saturday.

    The Connacht Rugby player was cut alongside Munster’s Rory Scannel ahead of this first warm-up tie.

    It is expected that Joe Schmidt will further reduce his squad to 38 players before the World Cup gets underway.

    Connacht now have four players represented in Schmidt’s team for the tournament:

    Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht)

    Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht)

    Kieran Marmion (Galwegians/Connacht)

    Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht)

  • Up to 2,000 people will gather in Castlebar later this evening for Midwest Radio's  "A Night With the Stars" concert.

    The event will mark the 30th anniversary of the radio station first going on air in July 1989.

    A number of Ireland's top musicians, singers and entertainers will take to the stage tonight at the TF Royal Theatre in Castlebar, with the concert starting at 8pm sharp.

  • The scorer of the winning goal in the women’s World Cup football final has Achill roots.

    According to the Mayo News, American football international Rose Lavelle, is a third generation Achill-American.

    The 24-year old is the grandchild of John P. Lavelle of Dooagh, Achill and Honoria ‘Nora’ Lavelle from Keel, Achill, who were wed in Cleveland Ohio.

    Rose’s sister, Mary, said that the family still know about Achill and have an Achill sign in their living room.

  • They're at it again! Paul and Gerry got wind of a new skincare product that will help remove wrinkles.... egg whites! Gerry spent the morning whipping up the egg whites to get the right consistency and then he put it to the test with Paul! Watch back now as the duo discuss the merits of egg whites, how best to apply the mixture and more! Enjoy!

     

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  • The Irish Air Corps has come to the assistance of a pilgrim climbing Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday.

    A woman in her mid forties is believed to have suffered a minor heart issue and was airlifted to Mayo General Hospital earlier.

    Another climber was sent to hospital as a precaution, after showing signs of exhaustion.

    It is reported that so far today, 19 pilgrims who are climbing the mountain, have been treated for minor injuries.

    Mountain Rescue Ireland, the Irish Air Corps and the Gardai are among those overseeing safety.